The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Traditional Chinese medicinal herbs to treat chronic fatigue

    cochrane-symbolThis Cochrane review reports that flawed study design limits the usefulness of the data reported.

    First, the details.

    • Although studies examining the use of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs for chronic fatigue were found, no studies met the inclusion criteria of the reviewers.

    And, the results.

    • The authors concluded, “Improvement in methodology in future studies is required for meaningful synthesis of data.”

    The bottom line?

    In other words, don’t bother doing a “scientific” study if you’re not going to put effort into designing and carrying it out rigorously.

    10/27/09 22:16 JR

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